Alex Cooley

Labor Market Research Manager
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA
acooley@nvcc.edu

Alex Cooley is the Manager, Labor Market Information Services at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). In this role, Alex provides College leadership and community partners with information to inform daily decision-making and guide strategic planning efforts, as well as conducts economic research and detailed analysis of the regional labor market to support the workforce needs of employers.

Alex provides his knowledge and expertise in labor market information to the northern Virginia community by developing publications, reports, and presentations for various workforce and economic development partners. Additionally, Alex manages a team responsible for career awareness activities in the northern Virginia region, working with K-12 school districts and higher education partners to distribute labor market information to support career pathway decisions. Prior to his current role, Alex worked as a research manager for a workforce development board and as a residential and commercial property manager.

Alex serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America, and is a member of the International Economic Development Council and the Virginia Economic Developers Association. A North Carolina native, Alex holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He enjoys spending his free time outdoors, and you can usually find him on the weekends camping, hiking, or relaxing on a beach!