Ground zero moms and pops

The Wall Street Journal reports on efforts to help small businesses in the WTC area affected by September 11.


In addition to the Small Business Administration, the $6.5 million Financial Recovery Fund, set up by the New York City Partnership, a business advocacy group, is among those helping smaller businesses. The Recovery Fund, with $6.5 million in donations from corporations and individuals, dispenses only grants, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000, to retailers with no fewer than 50 employees.