June 23, 2022
News Coverage Excerpt
Author: Alexandra Simon
Published: 1:09 PM CDT June 23, 2022
Updated: 6:58 PM CDT June 23, 2022
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — It's been nearly 40 years since a World's Fair was held on United States soil. In 1984, New Orleans played host to more than 7 million visitors at the Louisiana World's Exposition. Today, a campaign is underway to bring the World's Fair back to the U.S., this time just a few miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Nonprofit Minnesota Expo 2027 is the official organization working to secure Bloomington as the host site for the World's Fair in five years. The theme of the proposed 2027 Expo, "Healthy People, Health Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All," was chosen by the Minnesota World's Fair Bid Committee with the goal of highlighting "the importance of health and medicine at a global level and to spotlight Minnesota’s unique position as one of the world’s most important centers of excellence and innovation in health, healing, medical sciences, and the promotion of wellness." The proposed expo site is concentrated in the South Loop neighborhood of Bloomington, situated near the Mall of America and MSP International Airport.