WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is to address the state's tourism conference, which is taking place in West Memphis.
The conference wraps up Tuesday at Southland Gaming and Racing in West Memphis. The governor is scheduled to speak at noon about the state's economic recovery in 2012.
The annual event draws hundreds of attendees to discuss Arkansas' tourism industry.
Tourism officials will see the first full year of impact that Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has had on visitor numbers. About 150,000 people have visited since the Bentonville museum opened in early November.
In the Delta region, an effort is under way to renovate the boyhood home of singer Johnny Cash at Dyess, which officials say will be an important tourist draw.
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