County officials said there weren't enough votes to approve an incentives package. However, a deal isn't entirely out of the question. Fayetteville could work out an agreement with Sanderson, or the company could buy land not associated with the site under consideration — the Cedar Creek Business Center — which is county-owned.
The project entailed an investment of more than $100 million with the potential to create 1,000 new jobs. But the plant faced community opposition. More than 100 individuals attended a Cumberland County Commissioners meeting to protest locating the poultry-processing plant in the area.