August 13th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

Obama to visit Gulf Coast to assess economic impact on businesses

CNN Wire Staff

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/US/08/13/gulf.oil.disaster/story.gulftourist.gi.jpg caption="The family will travel to Panama City Beach, Florida" width=300 height=169]

President Obama and his family will travel to the Gulf Coast this weekend to support businesses that rely on tourists but have been devastated by the oil disaster.

The family will leave Saturday morning for Panama City Beach, Florida.

"Even as the president talks about what our next steps are in our response, obviously part of this will be highlighting the tremendous economic toll that has taken place," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters earlier this week.

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