Minnesota USA Expo is a non-profit entity dedicated to securing a Specialized Expo in the summer of 2027. Our effort is made up of political, civic, and business leaders that see the value of convening the world to have a meaningful conversation about the health and wellbeing of our planet’s inhabitants.
As the official bid of the United States government, we enjoy strong bipartisan support at national, state, and local levels. In June of 2021, our proposal deemed to have sufficient financial and local support to assure the successful development of the exposition.
Citizen groups from across the state and from all corners of the nation have supported this effort to host the first expo in the United States in nearly 43 years.
For 93 days in summer 2027, Bloomington and the Twin Cities will be home to a range of Expo activities and events. Hosting global pavilions, regional, national and global visitors, unveiling new technology, art, culture and science. Our proposed Expo site is comprised of 62 acres that sits just east of Mall of America in the South Loop District of Bloomington. The South Loop District is a distinctive urban center where people build their lives around work and community. It’s a trendy neighborhood at the crossroads of the metro area’s transportation networks, yet it’s only moments away from the quiet, unspoiled beauty of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
This unique location already has the necessary infrastructure for future development as well as infrastructure to potentially host Expo 2027, including:
South Loop has 4 Metro Blue Line transit stations with 10-minute service to MSP International Airport and more than 2.65 million annual transit users. The MOA Transit Stations serves the LRT Blue Line, Bus Rapid Transit Red Line and 9 Metro Bus Routes. Streetcar service is also being planned.
Mall of America (MOA) attracts over 40 million visitors annually, with 4 million being international. MOA contains more than 520 retail shops, over 50 restaurants and 13,000 structured parking spaces. MOA owns more than 60-acres of adjacent surface-parking land that is planned for future development, potentially the 2027 Expo.
The South Loop District has more than 3,000 hotel rooms within the district or accessed by walking on the edge of the district. Additionally, the City of Bloomington has more than 9,000 hotel rooms. Overall, the entire metro area has more than 33,000 hotel rooms – all capable of supporting the 2027 Expo.
South Loop District lies between two primary north-south highways, 35W to the west & 35E to the east. Further, I-494, the interstate connecting southern metropolitan area cities leads directly to nearby states and Canadian provinces. All within a day’s drive – ideal in serving the needs of the 2027 Expo.
South Loop District lies next to the airport, accessible via train or car within 10-minutes. Accessibility and proximity allows for easy visitor access, efficient and secure VIP/Head of State visits, effective customs processing and other airport-related infrastructures and procedures – all ready for the 2027 Expo.
The refuge is land and water stretching nearly 70 miles along the Minnesota River in Bloomington. With more than 14,000 acres, the refuge provides the essential recreational trails and natural environments to showcase Minnesota’s connection to nature.
Close cooperation with local units of government is key to the success of the 2027 Expo. The City of Bloomington, a tremendous Expo supporter and asset, is helping to identify site options that best fit temporary Expo needs, as well as long term city and commercial developments.