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    Just a couple of random quotes about an ethanol plant to be built here in Fayetteville.

    A Seattle company called E85 Inc. plans to build a plant north of Fayetteville that will produce 100 million gallons of ethanol each year.

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    Phyllis Owens, an executive vice president with the Cumberland County Business Council, helped orchestrate the deal.

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    The Business Council is a private, nonprofit business recruiter that gets subsidies from local taxpayers.

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    The incentives include $875,000 that Cumberland County commissioners have been asked to spend toward buying the land. The commissioners likely will hold a public hearing Jan. 16.

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    E85 has an option to buy the land from Dr. Franklin Clark, a local developer and a charter member of the Cumberland County Business Council.

    That’s a sweet deal! He negotiates with the county for “incentives” for the company who in turn buy the land from him.

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