With 72,000 of the nation’s top farms covering nearly 76 percent of its total land area, Illinois feeds the world. Illinois farms are top producers of corn, soybeans, livestock, dairy and poultry.
In addition to its agricultural prowess, Illinois boasts unrivaled expertise in food processing, ranking #1 in the U.S. with $180 billion in processed food sales, and some of the world’s most well-known food producers call Illinois home. The state also boasts more patents in food-related industries than any other state in the nation and more than many countries.
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Intersect Illinois, today announced that HARIBO of America Inc. will be growing their U.S. presence in Illinois. The German company will be expanding their U.S. headquarters, currently located in Rosemont, and adding 55 new jobs to their existing workforce.