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Haribo selects Wisconsin for first North American facility

Staff Writer |
Haribo, the German-based confectionary company and maker of the popular GoldBear gummi candies, has selected Kenosha County as the site of its first manufacturing facility in North America.

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The Haribo project, which is expected to be completed in 2020, is one of the largest investments of new operations by an overseas company in Wisconsin history.

As part of the state’s foreign direct investment efforts, Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leaders have proactively been meeting with business executives around the world to promote the state’s assets and make a strong case about why those companies should establish new operations in Wisconsin.

WEDC also has worked closely with local, county and regional officials to ensure that the state could meet Haribo’s needs for what will be one of the largest U.S. manufacturing sites in the confectionary industry.

WEDC is continuing its discussions with the company regarding possible incentives for the project.


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