The city of Salisbury and Salisbury University announced yesterday the Buy a Home, Build a business program.
The program provides up to $5-thousand for a down payment and closing cost to help university students start businesses in the city.
University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach said that one of her top priorities was to create a strong partnership with the city.
Meanwhile, Mayor Jake Day said he wanted to get Salisbury University students to remain in the city.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that around 2-thousand graduate from the university each year but most leave the area in search of other jobs.