Minnesota Loses Bid to Host World’s Fair

Full-scale World Expos are now held every five years, with specialized expos in intervening years

 

MINNESOTA — The state of Minnesota has lost its bid to host what would have been the first World’s Fair on U.S. soil in 40 years.

The state was beat out by a campaign by Argentina’s capital to celebrate human creativity.

The Bureau of International Expositions voted to hand the 2022-2023 specialized World Expo to Buenos Aires instead of rivals Bloomington, Minnesota and Lodz (wooj), Poland.

Full-scale World Expos are now held every five years, with specialized expos in intervening years.

Argentina’s organizers hope the event brings at least 6 million visitors and boosts the local economy.

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