Pearson Candy Company Expanding In St. Paul

Pearson Candy Company Expanding In St. Paul
(St. Paul, MN) -- Pearson Candy Company is expanding in St. Paul, adding at least 40 new jobs and producing Bit-O-Honey candy in the Twin Cities for the first time. The company acquired the brand last year, and the candies were produced at the Pearson factory on West Seventh Street for the first time yesterday. Pearson's was awarded a 200-thousand dollar forgivable loan from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that won't have to be paid back if 40 jobs paying at least 13-dollars an hour are created by April 2016.