The James J. Hill Center is equipped to support the mature business owner as well as the new entrepreneur through access to space, technological resources and a network that will spur imagination, innovation and action. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for speakers, workshops and seminars that will provide you with the material you need to grow your business.

Work Here

Work here for the day. When our main Reading Room is not being used for an event it is a great place to concentrate and get work done. We also have seating on our second level that is settled in among our library stacks and offers a more private location for working. For more information contact our Events Team.

Host A Meeting Here

Reserved Meeting Space

The Hill has beautiful space available to host conferences, board meetings, workshops and dinners. The Hill’s conference rooms are each unique in their character and can provide the  setting you need to move your business forward.

For more information about hosting a meeting or an event here, check out our Meetings and Events page for photos and details.

Research Here

The Hill is best known for its Reference Library. Our Business Information Specialists curate a unique set of online databases that help  business owners and entrepreneurs with market research, access to one-of-a-kind industry overviews, consumer online spending patterns, demographic data around a potential retail location and much more.

If you don’t have the time to come in and do the research yourself, use our Business Research Services and one of our Business Information Specialists will do it for you.


Our space. Your success.

Research. Meet. Grow.

Give a gift with a legacy.

Your gift provides the foundation for job creation. It supports programs and services that catalyze new entrepreneurs and cultivates the growth of local businesses. When you invest in the James J. Hill Center, you invest in Minnesota.