The James J. Hill Center (the hill) is a non-profit business center, located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The iconic entrepreneur James J. Hill had a vision to provide the people of Minnesota with a Reference Library to support and grow cultural and economic development in the state. The James J. Hill Reference Library opened its doors in 1921. In 2013 the name was changed to James J. Hill Center to more fully represent the services and programs we provide beyond our Reference Library.
The Hills’ mission honors the legacy of its founder by continuing to support entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st Century. We offer research, programs, and networking for each stage of business development. Our efforts also include services to the broader community through the hosting of cultural and artistic programming and events.