In January 1993, Carol Brooks began her employment with the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce and is currently the Manager of Business Services. She works with business to help them navigate the city process to start or retain their business in the city.
However, Ms. Brooks has a considerable amount of knowledge in international diplomacy and international trade. In 1996, she assisted in forming the Philadelphia Trade Office and later helped structure the International Division in the Department of Commerce. This office facilitated business relationships for firms seeking to expand into international markets, and helped identify local firms for international businesses seeking to do business in the United States. In addition, this office attracted foreign investment in Philadelphia, conducted trade seminars and workshops, as well as trade missions.