Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs

The German giant that originated the gummy bear will open its first North American candy factory in Pleasant Prairie, bringing hundreds of jobs and nearly a quarter-billion dollar investment to the rapidly growing border area, Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday.

Haribo of Bonn, Germany, will invest $242 million in the plant and create 400 jobs there when the factory opens in 2020, the GOP governor said.

"These are well-paying jobs above market (salary) and they tend to offer a full benefit package," Walker said at a Capitol news conference.

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