Minnesota put in a bid to host the World Expo this week for 2027. Argentina, Thailand, Serbia and Spain are the other countries angling to hold the expo that could draw millions to the host city. Japan is hosting the 2025 World Expo.
The expo bid will be privately financed, but the federal and state governments are helping with the bid. Sen. Klobuchar and others from the Minnesota Expo delegation traveled to Dubai last February to see the expo they held.
The U.S. last hosted the event, sometimes dubbed the World’s Fair, in 1984.