The Board of Directors of Invest Puerto Rico (“InvestPR”) today announced it has appointed Rodrick T. Miller as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the entity’s mission to attract new businesses and investment capital to the Island. Miller, who has held leadership positions in economic development agencies throughout the United States mainland, met earlier this week with the governor of Puerto Rico to talk about InvestPR’s mission and what other jurisdictions are doing to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive landscape.
“We welcome Rodrick and are thrilled he has accepted our invitation to lead this endeavor. The results he delivered in markets similar to Puerto Rico are proof that the right promotion strategies can help drive job growth, innovation and private investment. We’re confident he’ll deliver results for Puerto Rico,” said InvestPR Board chairman, Manuel Laboy.
During his career, Miller has played a lead role in a diversity of projects, ranging from the attraction of Microsoft Regional Headquarters to Detroit, Michigan, to helping structure transactions that led to significant real estate developments such as the Outlets at the Riverwalk in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Coyotes Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s been named Young Economic Developer of the Year by the International Economic Development Council and one of the top 50 Economic Developers in North America by Consultant Connect.
“The time to invest in Puerto Rico is now. We are excited to have found Rod, whose caliber and enthusiasm will help us deliver this message loudly and clearly around the world,” added Laboy.