The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced that an incentive agreement has been reached between the state and HARIBO that formalizes the company’s plans to establish a manufacturing complex in Wisconsin.

The Germany-based confectionary company and maker of the popular “GOLDBEAR” gummy candies has selected Pleasant Prairie as the site of its first manufacturing facility in North America. The 500,000-square-foot facility is expected to employ about 400 workers.

“Wisconsin is open for business and prominent companies from across the world are paying attention,” said Governor Scott Walker. “HARIBO’s  decision to locate right here in Wisconsin as its first manufacturing facility in North America is further evidence that our reforms are working and will help provide hundreds of family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin.”

  • WEDC: HARIBO reaches incentive agreement with state for new manufacturing complex in Kenosha County
  • JSOnline: Haribo will get $21 million in state incentives for new candy plant in Pleasant Prairie
  • BizTimes: Haribo to receive $21 million in state tax credits
  • Milwaukee Business Journal: German firm Haribo could receive $21M in Wisconsin tax credits