We welcome you to three weekends of local vendors, activities and performances as we reignite the legacy of Emancipation Avenue’s thriving Black business district. The EEDC’s Free Market Square is a temporary outdoor shopping and live entertainment market centrally located at the corner of Bastrop and Elgin. From the newly renovated Emancipation Park to the […]

Community Wealth Building
Join us for lunch on Friday!
April 4, 2017

In cities across the United States, community leaders are learning how to cultivate local assets for sustainable community development. Hospitals, universities, banking institutions, philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, and others are beginning to see themselves as engines of local economic opportunity. Through deep partnerships between such anchor institutions, many neighborhoods are taking initiative and creating equitable and […]

Dowling Corridor

Join us on Saturday, February 18th for a day of food, fun and design to collaboratively re-imagine Emancipation Avenue and plan for its short-term activation. We’ll be at the House of Tiny Treasures at 2323 Francis Street from 9am to 5pm and hope to see you there.   Please RSVP here so we have enough […]