Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Leader Leaves for 'Other Opportunities'

Rodrick Miller

Rodrick T. Miller, CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), is stepping down "to pursue other opportunities" as his 2 1/2-year term ends. 

“During Rod’s tenure Detroit’s economic development has accelerated rapidly,” board chairman Jim Vella says in a statement Monday. “Rod’s commitment to projects such as the redevelopment of Paradise Valley and Motor City Match that focus on opportunities and a better quality of life for Detroit-based businesses and residents have been an important part of our progress. We wish him well in his new endeavors.”

DEGC, a private nonprofit, is the city's main economic development partner. Its mission is "to design and implement innovative solutions that drive investment, create jobs in and advance the economy of the City of Detroit through public and private sector collaborations."

Miller said in a statement that he "enjoyed playing a role in the growth of Detroit’s economy and helping shift perceptions about our community’s value as a targeted location for businesses from around the globe. I am excited about the next chapter and have enjoyed getting to know the Detroit business and civic community.”

Miller joined DEGC as president and CEO in September 2014. His term ends March 31. ·     

DEGC CFO Glen Long has been named interim president of the organization. 

The press release doesn't say what Miller plans to do. 

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