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North Carolina officials may revisit Sanderson Farms plant incentives

sanderson-farmsFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Cumberland County officials may reconsider tax breaks and other sweeteners for a proposed poultry plan that could employ 1,000 workers.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that Cumberland County commissioners may vote Tuesday to set a public hearing on an incentives package for the Sanderson Farms plant.

The Mississippi-based company told economic development officials last week that it is forgetting about Cumberland County. The decision followed a 4-3 vote by the commissioners two weeks ago to end the bid to lure the $95 million chicken processing plant.

Opponents of the project complained about potential truck congestion, dust, and the odors from any expansion of chicken farms supplying the plant. Others said the new jobs are worth the problems.



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