CHARLOTTE—Johnson C. Smith University is hoping Charlotte's next crop of elected officials will do more to help the community surrounding the school.
Saturday the University unveiled the findings of a study about the future of Charlotte's Northwest Corridor before a group of current office holders as well as candidates for a number of local positions.
The study found economic growth, education and crime were some of the chief concerns of area residents.
The school's president says he hopes officials will consider further development of the community surrounding the school as they head into their new positions.
“This conference is building a voice in the Northwest Corridor. We are very concerned that the city of Charlotte understands the city cannot be the world class city it wants to be unless it listens carefully to the northwest corridor” Ronald Carter, JCSU President, said.
Leading Democratic candidates for Charlotte Mayor, James Mitchell and Patrick Cannon were among the attendees present at the forum.
The study was compiled using the survey responses of more than 1,000 residents of the Northwest Corridor polled this summer both online and in person.