Stores and restaurants located near ECU say they're working to drum up business now that the students have left town.
Businesses say keeping customers coming in and out of their establishments is especially important now, during an economy trying to recover.
Supdogs says business slows down during the summer, but it plans to offer live music and special events to attract more customers.
Business also slows down at the Tipsy Teapot when ECU students leave town. The restaurant says it started offering a salad bar to increase business during the summer.
ECU's fall semester starts in August.