Alex Cooley

Labor Market Research Manager

Northern Virginia Community College

Alex Cooley is Labor Market Research Manager at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). Skilled at bridging the gap between data and implementation, Alex excels at providing College leadership and community partners with relevant information to inform daily decision-making and guide strategic planning efforts, and conducts economic research and detailed analysis of the labor market to support the workforce needs of regional employers. Alex also 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. Alex brings extensive experience in data analysis and workforce development to his position at NOVA. Prior to his current role, Alex worked as a research manager for a workforce development board in North Carolina. Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). He earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.