GOED names new director of recruitment and incentives

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 1 2010 2:04 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced Tuesday that Christina Oliver has been named as the new director of corporate recruitment and incentives for the agency.

In her new capacity, Oliver will work with target industry cluster directors to identify key companies that may be looking for expansion opportunities in Utah, said GOED director Spencer Eccles. She will also work with the various state partners tasked with representing Utah in proactive recruitment efforts.

Prior to her appointment, Oliver served as the GOED incentives manager, working with the applications from existing Utah companies seeking major expansion assistance and with out of state companies in the process of expanding or relocating.

During her tenure, the agency was successful in the recruitment and expansion of more than 40 companies to Utah, representing over 12,000 new jobs and $2.8 billion in capital investment, a news release states.

Oliver is a graduate of Westminster College, holding a masters in business administration, with an emphasis in finance.

— Jasen Lee

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