Things are looking up for the economy in eastern Carolina according to the Bureau of Business Research at ECU.
Economists say we have nearly reached the bottom and there is no where to look but up.
Professors expect to see people going out more and shopping more as excitement about the local economy increases. Dr. James Kleckley says, "I think what your going to see is there is more optimism now and maybe as a consumer we'll go out to eat again or go out a few more times a month than we did before."
Dr. Kleckley says although there have been a lot of layoffs -- the situation isn't as bad as it was a few months ago.