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The Lily I. Jutila Center
Finlandia University's Lily I. Jutila Center, located at 200 Michigan street on the banks of Portage Lake less than a mile from the main campus, was opened in 2005. Formerly a hospital, the renovated building now houses Finlandia's International School of Art & Design (ISAD), several university offices including admissions and advancement, and a small-business incubator. ISAD students enjoy spacious, modern studios and classrooms. The Jutila Center's small-business incubator has more than 30 leasable spaces and other resources for business.
The Jutila Center facility is truly something special. In order to accommodate our growing enrollment, Finlandia acquired and refurbished what was once the Copper Country's primary medical facility. The various new studios and labs are expansive and professional in both appearance and equipment. By combining design spaces within a business incubator, we have created a "community" where students, faculty, and business people interact and collaborate - sharing ideas, equipment and workspace. Community entrepreneurs come for training, consultation services, and inspiration.
Over 20 service and retail businesses occupy the Jutila Center. From wellness and design services to insurance, music studios, commercial photography, engineering and software development, these innovative businesses are here to serve you. Stop by the Jutila Center at 200 Michigan Street Monday through Friday and visit Hancock's popular Kangas Cafe overlooking Portage Lake.
The Lily I. Jutila Center is an integral component of Finlandia University. Our on-site incubator eases the transition from college to business by providing a supportive and creative environment in which to develop business start-ups. As ISAD's programs grow and more businesses inhabit this facility, The Jutila Center is becoming a thriving hub of education, innovation and entrepreneurialism.