Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act

President Barack Obama speaks alongside people who will benefit from health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, as well as about the government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Getty Images / October 1, 2013)

President Barack Obama will visit a construction company in Rockville on Thursday to discuss the impact the government shutdown is having on businesses.

Obama is expected to visit M. Luis Construction, a Baltimore-based company that is one the state's largest minority-owned contractors. The resurfacing company did $7.5 million in contracting business with the state of Maryland last year.

A company spokeswoman declined to comment on Thursday.

"The president will highlight the impacts that a shutdown and default would have on our economy and our nation's small businesses," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "The president will urge Congress to do its job."