About EEDC

Inspiring hope & contributing to the revitalization & preservation of Third Ward

Emancipation Economic Development Council

We, the EEDC, are a collaborative of organized, informed, and engaged faith-based organizations, nonprofits, community development corporations, businesses, local government entities, and other stakeholders from the community. Our vision is a resilient, dynamic, and economically prosperous community where people live, work, and thrive in a historically and culturally rich African-American neighborhood.

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Cary Yates
Executive Director

Alicia Neal
Deputy Director

John Nicklos II
Business Program Coordinator

Desiree Johnson
Resident Engagement Coordinator

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Houston, TX

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