Global Minnesota CEO Mark Ritchie Visits the Liberian Consulate

The Former Secretary of State of Minnesota (2007-2015) and President and CEO-USA Expo Mark Ritchie paid a courtesy visit at the Liberian Consulate in Minnesota today to acquaint the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Liberia, Hon. Jackson K. George, Jr. about his organization’s activities concerning the public-private partnership to host the 2023 World Fair Expo in Minnesota and its current pursuit of the 2027 bid. Hon. George who is also the President of the Liberian Business Association in the Diaspora discussed the economic opportunities the Expo will have on the state and the role of Liberian businesses in the diaspora and Liberia. He said, Liberian products being put on such world stage is uplifting and rewarding to Liberia. He thanked Hon. Ritchie for the update and informed him of his support.

Global Minnesota is a nationally known nonprofit that promotes international education. It has created compelling programs statewide on important global topics, advancing international understanding for thousands of Minnesotans and is one of the top World Affairs Councils in the nation.

Global Minnesota is a membership organization with more than 2,000 individual members and 50-plus corporate members. Formerly the Minnesota International Center, it was founded in 1953 as a welcoming organization for international students and scholars. Since then, it has connected 15,000 international visitors with Minnesotans from all sectors.

Global Minnesota ( is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, member-supported organization that connects individuals, organizations and communities to the world. Through a unique series of programs offered across the state, Global Minnesota takes relevant and timely information on global issues, foreign policy and cultural topics and provides the space and opportunity for Minnesotans to engage and discuss. Programs are designed for Minnesotans – from the 2nd grader to the CEO – to connect with others from around the globe, serve as citizen diplomats and gain a deeper understanding of the world. Global Minnesota is in the top-ten World Affairs Councils of America.

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