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Posted: Jan 31, 2020 / 03:39 PM CST/ Updated: Jan 31, 2020 / 03:39 PM CST

DEKALB, Ill. (WTVO) — On Friday, the City of DeKalb announced the construction of a 106 acre Ferrara Candy Company distribution center, which is expected to create 500 new jobs.

The new 1.6 million square foot complex will be built at the center of the ChicagoWest Business Park, and is expected to be operational in 2021.

DeKalb City Manager, Bill Nicklas, said, “The projected investment of more than $100 million by Ferrara in the City of DeKalb affirms the wisdom of our community’s commitment to thoughtful business incentives, advanced water and sewer infrastructure, a trained workforce, and the power of our two institutions of

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