Published: Aug 09, 2010 5:13 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 09, 2010 2:14 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a new business recovery center in Key West.

The new center, which opens Monday, is expected to help Monroe County small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations affected by the April 20 Deepwater BP oil spill.

SBA officials say they want to make it convenient for affected small businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how low-interest disaster loans can help them recover.

Recovery centers are already open in Bay, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla and Walton counties.