Leaders of the U.S. Marshals Museum expect the museum to attract more than 100,000 people per year and bring millions of dollars into the local economy.
AEDI estimates the museum and related tourist expenditures will bring $13 million-$22 million in Sebastian County in a year. Construction of the museum is expected to be complete by January 2020.
Fort Smith voters rejected a proposal in March 2019 to levy a nine-month, 1% sales tax to pay for completion of the museum.
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