Minnesota, USA is seeking to host the 2027 Specialized Expo focused on health and wellness under the banner “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.”

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Official 2027 Expo Bid of the United States of America

America’s Team

Convening the World in America’s Heartland

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.

Our Vision

Expo 2027 will be a platform and gathering place for the partnerships we all need to reach the ambitious health and wellness sustainable development goals set by world leaders by the end of 2030.

Our Global, Local and Community Sponsors.

Bloomington and Twin Cities Expo Site

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 potentially host Expo 2027, including:

Historical Timeline

Some key milestones following the journey of the 2027 Minnesota, USA bid.

2021

  • President Joe Biden accepts Minnesota’s bid and it becomes the official bid of the United States of America.
  • Submission of Minnesota’s Candidature Letter to the Bureau of International Exposition, officially entering the competition for 2027.

2020

  • US Commerce Department recommends Minnesota bid to President Donald Trump.

2019

  • Submission of Application to US Department of Commerce, followed by Commerce Department Site Visit.

2018

  • Incorporation of Minnesota USA Expo.

2017

  • H.R. 534 “U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act” introduced into U.S. House of Representatives by Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer.
  • BIE site visit to Minnesota – March 20-23.
  • Approval by House and Senate of House Resolution 534, calling on the U.S. State Department to re-join the Bureau of International Expositions – passes with unanimous consent.
  • H.R. 534 signed by President Donald Trump.
  • U.S. State Department officially re-joins the BIE.
  • Official Health and Wellbeing Symposium for Minnesota Expo bid held in Paris.
  • Argentina chosen by BIE for Expo 2023.

2016

  • Submission of Application to US Department of Commerce, followed by Commerce Department Site Visit and their recommendation.
  • President Barack Obama accepts Minnesota’s bid and it becomes the official bid of the United States of America.
  • Submission of Minnesota’s Candidature Letter to the Bureau of International Exposition, officially entering the competition for 2023.

2015

  • Minnesota sends four delegations to Expo Milano.

2014

  • Incorporation of Minnesota Expo.

2012

  • Minnesota World’s Fair planning meetings, including Charette, organized by Steve Hecker and Cristina Gillette, that featured Expo consultants Clive Jones, Barry Howard and Gordon Linden (December).

2011

  • First mention of growing interest in a USA Expo in a federal government publication – “Another U.S. Deficit” Minority Staff Report Prepared (at the request of Ranking Member Senator Lugar) for the Use of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations” Pages 6 and 16, footnote 33, (February).

2001

  • U.S. State Department officially withdraws from the Bureau of International Expositions.