ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- President Obama plans to visit a Maryland construction company to talk about the government shutdown's effect on business.
Obama press secretary Jay Carney said that Obama will visit M. Luis (loo-EESE') Construction in Rockville on Thursday to talk about the need for Congress to break its budget stalemate.
Carney said M. Luis is an example of a company that has grown in recent years because interest rates have been low and businesses are therefore able to borrow cheaply.
Carney said a prolonged government shutdown and the looming potential of a government default threaten the economy and would harm small businesses.
M. Luis is a woman- and minority-owned business that does a large part of its business in asphalt and road construction.
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