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The James J. Hill Center invites you to push the limits of possibility.

The Hill’s extensive list of programs include training for business professionals, curious youths as well as concertsperformances and historic tours for the full family.

With key programming for entrepreneurs and small business we offer the “Original Thinker” programs such as Meet the ExpertTaking the Lead and Co.Starters. In addition we offer access to premiere research through our curated list of free databases. We offer a little something for every level of business exploration but with a focused interest on those that want to ideate, discover, build and launch. Check out our calendar and visit us today.

To learn more about the James J. Hill Center resources we encourage you to make an appointment for a free 20 minute appointment with a member of the Hill staff. We have two options available for you depending on your interest and level of need. Please make an appointment to meet regarding Hill Programs or Hill Business Research.

Hill Center Programs (20 minutes) – Make An Appointment
A Hill staff member will give you an overview of ongoing programs, networking opportunities and services that we offer for free or low cost. Walk away with an understanding of how you can leverage the Hill for your next steps towards business success.

  • Great for individuals who are new to the Hill.
  • Learn about 1 Million Cups, Marketing Monday, Taking the Lead, Meet the Expert and more.
  • Get an overview of CO.STARTERS, our 10-week program that takes an idea to action.
  • Learn more about our hosted events, special events and cultural offerings.

To receive up to date information on programs, special events and other interesting information sign up for our E-NEWS to get weekly updates.

Ticket Refund Policy:  There will be no exchanges, returns or refunds issued for any tickets listed for sale through the James J. Hill Center. Substitutions are welcome.



Patrons with accessibility needs please access our ground floor elevator entrance via Kellogg Ave at the back of the building. Please ring the doorbell on the right hand side of door and a Hill staff member will assist you. If you have questions or concerns please call 651.265.5500. We look forward to having you visit.

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