SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has announced the hiring of Christina Oliver as the county’s next economic development director. Oliver replaces Dale Carpenter, who recently retired.

“Bringing in new businesses and helping existing businesses expand are the top priorities for me. The best way to balance the county’s budget is through private sector growth and more well-paying jobs,” McAdams said. “I’m confident she’ll help ensure the county puts its best competitive foot forward in creating a first-rate business environment.”

Oliver recently worked for the Utah Transit Authority to facilitate economic and transit-oriented commercial, retail and multi-residential development along UTA’s transit corridors. She also served as director of corporate recruitment and incentives at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, where she represented the state in relocation and expansion project development with companies such as Goldman Sachs and Nelson Laboratories.