February 14, 2006--Posted at 6:22 p.m. CST
"They are an important part of our economy, they represent 20 million visitors a year and 4 billion to our economy and we need to have the best front door for them," said Governor Mike Huckabee.
"Many people who thought they were just going to stop maybe get information and drive through Arkansas doing nothing more than eating a meal now realize this is a destination and they will spend time here and money," said Governor Huckabee.
"It really should be and could be. One of the things we have done is see more highway dollars but the defeat of the recent bond proposal really set us back. It's going to delay any long term ability to do a four lane," said Governor Huckabee.