Commerce Department Offering Help For Gulf Coast Business

New Orleans, La. – Secretary Locke says the program called Commerce Connect is expanding to help businesses getting started or looking to grow. He says it's one way to help small companies that are still struggling to recover from the BP oil spill last April.

We really felt that we needed to help those small-business owners who are so, you know, preoccupied with just trying to keep the doors open and lining up business."

The Commerce Department is also working to connect American companies with overseas customers. The Obama administration is aiming to double exports by 2015.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.