DeKalb, Il. - The State of Illinois today joined Ferrara, a global powerhouse in North American confection and sweet snacking categories, and City of DeKalb officials to mark the opening of the company's newest facility in Illinois. The new 1.6 million square foot facility, which represents a $100 million investment in the community, brings forward 500 local jobs, and will enhance the company's ability to serve customers and to meet evolving consumer demands.