Recent developments in local education were among the success stories celebrated Thursday during the Jobs Plus annual meeting attended by about 300 at The Coeur d'Alene Resort.

"One of the key components (to recruiting and expanding businesses) is a well-educated, well-trained and ready workforce," said Gynii Gilliam, president of the Coeur d'Alene area economic development corporation.

Gilliam said it's going to take government, colleges, the K-12 school system and businesses working together to overcome the challenges of creating and retaining such a workforce and "connect the dots" of economic development, which has been a Jobs Plus theme over the past year.

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