On Friday, December 9, President Barack Obama issued the following memorandum to the Secretary of Commerce:
I have reviewed the reports and recommendations presented to me by you and the Secretary of State that recognition be given to the “Minnesota World’s Fair 2023: Wellness and Well Being for All,” and find that such recognition will be in the national interest.
I approve granting Federal recognition to the Exposition.
On that basis, please advise the appropriate agencies that official recognition is hereby granted.
I would also appreciate your taking the appropriate steps to notify the Congress of this action, in accordance with section 2(c) of Public Law 91-269.