Discussion: First a Super Bowl, Then a World’s Fair!
From the MLB All-Star game to a youth soccer tournament to a dog show, public events, performances and gatherings are both entertainment and economic development. What is the public’s return on investment?
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie proposes that Minnesota host a World’s Fair, using the multi-month event to achieve transformative community and economic development.
Planned correctly, advocates argue, a Minnesota World’s Fair Expo could generate $10-15 billion in increased tourism spending alone.
If we’re willing to support a Super Bowl, why not a cultural-business-entertainment event built to last six months rather than six days?
This conversation is still open for you to jump in. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie joined us on Tuesday morning to answer questions and offer more details about a Worlds fair in MN. Still have comments? Add them in!
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