Alex Cooley is the Economic Development Director at Dallas Alex.Cooley@dcccd.eduCollege. Previously he served as Administrator of Labor Market Information Services at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). In this role, Alex provided 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. Prior to this 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!