Minneapolis, Twin Cities Minnesota (PRWEB) August 15, 2014
The first World’s Fair held in the US in nearly 40 years is going to be held in Minnesota. A group of innovative entrepreneurs gathered with Wendy Meadley, communications lead for Expo 2023: The Minnesota World’s Fair, to shape a vision of how this global gathering of 10-15 million visitors to Minnesota at a brainstorming event this week. Exploring the buzz around the announcement of Expo 2023, these early starters are filled with the passion to connect entrepreneurs and projects that will bring the event to Minnesota.
“Entrepreneurial start-ups are full of creative innovations that move markets,” stated Wendy. “Minnesota has savvy business minded entrepreneurs who get it. People know today that those who master innovative ideas are our guides to future business and technology.”
Innovative Minnesota entrepreneurs are the working geniuses behind the future event. "We are at a key moment in time where all the behind the scenes work becomes very real in a public way. " states Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the Advisory Chair of Expo 2023, The Minnesota World’s Fair.
New business filings are one indicator of the strength of Minnesota’s economy. New Minnesota business at the rate of 15,547 were filed in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the state’s year-to-date filings up to 31,502 – an increase over the 31,060 filings during the first half o 2013. According to Ritchie’s July 7, 2014 report titled Minnesota’s New Business filings Up in First Half of 2014, a lot of innovation is happening right now in Minnesota within start-ups of all sizes.
The next available opening in the official World Fair Expo schedule comes in 2023; and Minnesota plans to win it. Following after Milan in 2015, Astana, Kazakhstan in 2017, and Dubai in 2020, returning the event to a Minnesota World’s Fair will place local entrepreneurs in a new world spotlight.
Additional reasons why Minnesota is ideal to host the World Fair:
"Jim Jurewicz, CEO/Founder of The Brainstorm Company and Organizer of the Minnesota Network of Entrepreneurs, has been a collaborative supporter of the Expo 2023 bringing in extensive volunteer resources and entrepreneurs into our Minnesota State Fair effort" shares Wendy Meadley, Strategic Communications Lead of Expo 2023. "These Meetup groups are vibrant places to connect with Minnesota's innovators of today and tomorrow."
About Expo 2023
Expo 2023 is a campaign to bring the 2023 World’s Fair to Minnesota. We are a citizen committee that has enjoyed the support and volunteer effort from thousands of Minnesotans. We need your support and participation! For more information, visit http://www.expo2023.info.
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