HARIBO to Build Their First American Factory

The business world just got a little sweeter as HARIBO Gummy Candy plans to build their first manufacturing facility in North America.

The German-based candy company has decided to build their first American facility in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker is excited for the new business addition.

"As a global company with products that are loved by millions, and a legacy that dates back nearly a century, HARIBO is a great fit with the many other iconic companies that already call Wisconsin home."

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation officials say the state will provide tax incentives and Chief Executive Mark Hogan said HARIBO is committed to building their factory in Pleasant Prairie. 

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said it was a "sweet day" for his county.

 "HARIBO’S decision to invest in our community and make this the location for their first U.S. production facility will have a tremendous impact on our county and our state. We are incredibly excited about this investment and the long term positive impact it will have on our entire area and residents.”

The facility will be 500 thousand square feet, bring in over 400 jobs and cost $242 million to build.

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