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.”