Miller has run Permac, a precision parts manufacturer, since 1994.
President Obama named business and labor leaders to the council, established last month to offer advice on how to improve the economy.
Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of General Electric Co., heads the 23-member council. Others on it include Paul Otellini, the chief executive officer of Intel Corp., and AOL Inc. co-founder Steve Case.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar said this about Miller’s appointment:
“Entrepreneurs like Darlene are why Minnesota is a leader in innovation. Having her on the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness will help us identify ways to cut through red tape so that small businesses like Permac can continue to succeed. I look forward to working with Darlene and other members of the Council to advance a competitive agenda that will move America forward and revitalize our ability to innovate.”