As a senior consultant, Alex Cooke has a successful track record in project planning, client communications, public input, and deliverable production. Since joining TIP in 1997, Alex has managed economic strategy projects and produced marketing plans, economic base analyses, and target industry analyses for communities and regions in more than 15 states – extending from Alaska to Virginia.

Alex began his career at TIP running the Invest in Texas Alliance, an international marketing consortium that generated dozens of foreign direct investment leads for Texas communities and utilities. In addition to economic development, Alex has both public and private sector experience in the fields of management consulting, higher education, and legislative affairs. His other professional skills include economic, legislative, and policy analysis; grant proposal development; federal grant program administration; and performance measurement.

Alex holds a Master of Public Affairs from LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University.