Alex West

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Director, Research and Business Information

As Director of Research, Alex uses the power of data to tell a compelling story about the Ann Arbor region to support SPARK’s business attraction and retention efforts. Prior to joining SPARK, Alex held various roles in international economic development, most recently for UK Trade & Investment (the economic development arm of the UK government), consulting for US/UK businesses in the cyber security and B2B software sectors. She is a California native and has lived and worked in Italy and the UK.
 
Alex holds a BA from UC Berkeley and received her MA in International Trade Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.