Jeremiah Plan

Advance Carolina’s Urban/Suburban Development Project

Key to Advance Carolina’s mission is to build Black political and economic power in NC. As our staff discussed with over 150 leaders in 5+ I85 Corridor NC counties over the last year, many spoke to the need of a comprehensive urban/suburban development project. These conversations with community leaders sparked a I85 Corridor NC Urban/Suburban Development project by Advance Carolina.  We believe that this investment in a comprehensive plan led by folks living in these communities will better position resources from the government, foundations and other entities with a vested interest in our neighborhoods.

The timeline of this project:

  • March 2017– Advance Carolina I85 Corridor Urban/Suburban Development Assembly (3/4/2017 in Concord, NC)
    • Over 50 delegates from 8 counties voted unanimously to except the 7 point framework of a plan, called the “Jeremiah Plan.”  The plan gets its name from the biblical passage Jeremiah 29:7.
    • Over the next few weeks, counties will work to convene meetings with leaders in their counties.
  • April through June 2017
    • County Committees will start the petition drive and seek supportive Letters and Resolutions.
  • July 2017
    • Comprehensive Plan to be completed and follow-up Assembly to be called.

Jeremiah Plan Overview

(Click above to view the Two-Page Overview) 

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Clergy? Join “The Ark” for strategic discussions with other clergy members in the region on ways to get involved with the Jeremiah Plan.  Visit “The Ark” (Click to view) to view more information.

See the pictures from our March 2017 Assembly

Held 3/4/2017 in Concord, NC.  We had 5 counties represented from Cleveland to Forsyth, we caucused together as counties and adopted the framework of the Jeremiah Plan.