Emancipation Avenue Main Street

A program of the Emancipation Economic Development Council and the Texas Historical Commission, The Emancipation Avenue Main Street Program creates and supports equitable economic development by revitalizing commerce, celebrating African American culture, and promoting creativity on the Emancipation Avenue corridor in Houston’s historic Third Ward community.


EAMS corridor will be an essential destination for residents and visitors to experience African American history and culture, establishing itself as a model for economic development without displacement of people, history or culture, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders to create a prosperous neighborhood where people can live, work, and thrive.

Business Support

Design Assistance Marketing Promotion
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Small Business Trainings
Sign Design Storefront Facade Improvements
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Our Work

  • Celebrate and reflect on the rich cultural heritage of the Historic Third Ward.

  • Actively promote independent shops and service providers in the Historic Third Ward.

  • Help Businesses stay competitive through workshops, networking events, policy initiatives, and advocacy work.

  • Educate consumers on the benefits of supporting community owned and operated businesses.

For more information and to join the EAMS Small Business Alliance please contact Alicia Neal, EEDC Deputy Director, at alicia@emancipationhouston.org.

Four Committees

  • Economic Vitality Design

  • Community Transformation

  • Promotion

  • Organization

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