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Gynii Gilliam

Coeur d'Alene Economic Development Corporation
President & CEO
Gynii Abracosa Gilliam is the President & CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Area Economic Development Corporation (Jobs Plus, Inc.). She is charged with creating vital communities within the north Idaho region by helping diversify the economy, assisting businesses create jobs, and empowering citizens with quality jobs. She joined Jobs Plus in March 2015, and since then has helped several companies bring 2500+ new jobs and $150M+ in capital investment into the region. She served as the chief economic development officer for the state of Idaho, where her team helped regional organizations bring over $800 million in capital investment and 3500 new jobs to the state in an 18-month period. Prior to joining Jobs Plus, Gynii had a private consulting firm focused on providing workshops to help “Elected Officials and Stakeholders become Champions for Economic Development.” Gynii has 25+ years of experience in the field, in both the private and public sectors, from rural communities in central Idaho to the Boise Metro, along with urban centers such as Los Angeles and Detroit. She was a Graduate Fellow at the University of Michigan where she received her Masters in Urban & Regional Planning, and a California State Scholar at UCLA where she received her Bachelors in Political Science. Gynii has two sons, Jonathan, an architect in Los Angeles; and Michael an ER Nurse in Boise.