Alex Easley is the regional manager serving eastern North Carolina for NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES). He is responsible for Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson and Wayne counties. Alex has served in both the public and private sectors. For more than six years he was a branch manager with Manpower, Inc. in Wilmington, North Carolina. He worked with companies and organizations in areas such as education, finance and insurance, government, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, renewable energies, transportation, and warehouse and logistics. He provided innovative workforce solutions, training, and recruiting and talent resourcing services. Alex also was employed by the State of North Carolina with the Office of the Governor as the deputy director of boards and commissions. He has worked with various economic development organizations, business leaders, state government departments and representatives maintaining positive and productive relationships, all towards the goal of strengthening growth and opportunity for businesses and its citizens. Alex is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.A. degree in political science.