JEFFERSON, WIS. — Brewed soy sauce manufacturer Kikkoman has broken ground on a new $560 million production facility in Jefferson. The 240,000-square-foot facility will feature a food and beverage innovation campus to produce its soy sauce and soy sauce seasoning products.

Kikkoman said it has been in Wisconsin since 1973, when it first opened Kikkoman Foods, Inc. in Walworth, Wis.

The company is investing approximately $800 million toward construction of the Jefferson facility and also toward expanding its Walworth facility, which will create approximately 83 new jobs, according to the company.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. also is investing approximately $15.5 million in performance-based tax credits to help the company for the upgrades.

“Today, we are committing to an investment in the community of Jefferson and the state of Wisconsin,” said Yuzaburo Mogi, honorary chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Kikkoman. “Kikkoman believes in Wisconsin, and we are grateful to this great state for believing in us. Our collaboration began half a century ago as a leap of faith, and today, it continues as a promise of continued growth and cultural connection.”