Why Minnesota

Minnesota is a global center of excellence in medicine, wellness, health care and healing. As a state, Minnesota consistently ranks at or near the top as the healthiest state in the US and our largest city, Minneapolis, has been ranked first as the healthiest city by Livability.com.

With the second highest number of Fortune 500 companies per capita in the nation, we are home to dozens of the world’s most recognized health and wellness companies including Mayo Clinic, 3M, Medtronic, UnitedHealth Group, Ecolab, University of Minnesota Hospitals, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Boston Scientific.

By The Numbers

Expo 2027 will showcase Minnesota’s global leadership in a wide range of economic, social and civic arenas including healthcare and wellness and aligns with public goals to attract talented people to our region, to promote science and technology-related careers, and to boost tourism, trade and foreign-direct investment.

  • 3-month gathering of nations
  • 100+ Participating Countries
  • 12M visitors to Minnesota
  • $4B in tourism spending by overseas visitors