When German gummy bear maker Haribo selected Pleasant Prairie for its first production operation in the United States, the company chose the site over seven locations in Illinois and one other option in Kenosha County, according to documents filed with the state.
Haribo began looking at sites more than two years ago and reviewed more than 100 possibilities in the Upper Midwest before deciding on a location. Other options for Haribo’s operations included a lot on the Motorola campus in Schaumburg, three options in Hoffman Estates, two options in Kane County and one in DuPage County. The top Illinois site considered was on the Sears Holding Corp. campus in Hoffman Estates.
The Pleasant Prairie site was ultimately selected “due to a number of economic factors,” according to the documents.
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