Niranjan Shah has been on the Capital Construction Committee Chair responsible for contracts and purchases in the state of Illinois that were as high as one billion dollars. He was a member of the National Finance Committee that helped John Kerry win the democratic nomination in 2004 and has been on the DNC National Finance Committee in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 helping many future leaders reach office.
Other public service accomplishments that Shah has had are that he’s been a member of the Economic Development Commission of Chicago (he was appointed by Mayor Daley) and many other positions that have helped his home city of Chicago and state of Illinois. Niranjan Shah may get a lot of fond words and awards but obviously he’s worked for each one of them and has accomplished so much for so many.
There is a long list of organizations that Niranjan Shah has been a part of over the years. He has received recognition for many of his endeavors with them. From humanitarian work and political support to his individual characteristics, people always speak highly of him. A unique accomplishment is Shah’s recommendation to the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors.
Being an innovator in the field of engineering, in 1996 Shah was recommended to the NIBS because of his engineering expertise. Those that recommended him felt his education and experience could help turn the NIBS mission, to improve the building process, into a reality. After realizing the benefits that Shah brought to the table, NIBS subsequently accepted him onto the Board of Directors.
Being the chairman and founder of Globetrotters Engineering Corporation in Chicago, a corporation that helped create many projects around the city of Chicago, Shah continued to prove that he was the right man for the position with NIBS. He was recognized as an individual that could help the Institute reach new heights and played an integral role in carrying out their mission.
Niranjan Shah efforts have not gone unnoticed by the people who recommend him and organizations that have praised his efforts, values, and humanitarian charitable donations. However, another aspect of praise that Shah has received is from the countless awards and accolades he’s been given over his lifetime both in the United States and in his home country of India. Each award is indication of the work that Shah has done to both better his community.
Some of these awards include the 2005 Light of Gujarat award, which was presented by the Governor of Gujarat to Shah to praise Shah on his contributions to his home of India. In 2001, Shah was named Business Person of the Year by the Asian American Alliance in Chicago, which shows that he is not only a humanitarian but also a savvy businessman. Following in that the American Society of Civil Engineers in Illinois, where his corporation Globetrotters Inc. is located, also named him citizen engineer of the year in 1991. Even his projects are award winning as shown by the award of Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for his Deep Tunnel Project for Pollution Control in Metropolitan Chicago that was given back in 1986.
All of these awards show all aspects of whom Niranjan Shah is. He’s a businessman, humanitarian, an innovator, and a man who is recognized as such by his peers and fellow countrymen.
The U.S. economy may be in rough shape since the recession hit, but after the month of March it seems that the financial future of this country is much brighter than it has been in a long time. March posted the largest job gain for the United States economy in three years. Over a 162,000 jobs were added which is the most since the beginning of the economic downturn. Even though it was below economists’ predictions of 190,000, it still is a good sign that the economy is slowly coming back.
The employment numbers break down as follows: 123,000 jobs added by private employers (which were the most in three years also), 40,000 added to temporary help, 37,000 to health care, 17,000 to manufacturers and 22,000 to hospitality services. This is significant because it shows that job growth is occuring across a wide variety of industries, not just one in particular. Even construction added 15,000 jobs proving that industries hit hardest by the recession have begun the process of rebuilding.
As stated before, the job growth for March was lower than expected, but 162,000 jobs is nothing to discount. The progress is uplifting for the American economy and the millions of people still anticipating their return to work in the near future.