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rodrick miller

steve carmody / Michigan Radio

The man tapped to lead Flint’s new economic development team brings experience helping another economically challenged city recovering from disaster.

Rodrick Miller previously worked in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Miller says, like Flint, New Orleans suffered through years of economic decline long before disaster struck.

He says there is a lesson there for Flint.

“The challenges that Flint has aren’t challenges that were developed overnight,” says Miller. “So they’re not going to be fixed overnight.”