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Fortune 500 companies based in New Jersey

1 Medco Health Solutions
2 Johnson & Johnson
3 Prudential Financial
4 Merck
5 Honeywell International
6 Toys "R" Us
7 Chubb
8 Public Service Enterprise Group
9 Automatic Data Processing
10 NRG Energy
11 Bed Bath & Beyond
12 Hertz Global Holdings
13 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea
14 Becton Dickinson
15 Campbell Soup
16 Quest Diagnostics
17 Cognizant Technology Solutions
18 Avis Budget Group
19 Sealed Air
20 Avaya
21 Celgene

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Poll: Which of Fortune 500 company in New Jersey is seeking a Lee County move?

There can be only one Fortune 500 corporate headquarters relocating to Lee County.

But there are many guesses.

Figuring out who it is has popped up as an intense little parlor game since county and state economic development officials announced last week that “Company A” is interesting in moving here.

Those in the know aren’t talking, although they’ve dropped a series of hints over the past week.

The three best clues: Fortune 500 company, based in New Jersey, with a reputable brand that’s in practically every home.

“My guess is Johnson & Johnson, though that is probably a pipe dream,” Randy Simmons, of Boca Grande, emailed wistfully. His choice does meet those basic criteria.

A couple of additional clues: in business more than 90 years; more than 30,000 employees worldwide.

Bryant Dunivan, vice president of sales and marketing for Energenics Corp. in Naples, chose Walt Disney Co., although it’s not based in New Jersey.

“Great incentive to get out of California,” he noted, not to mention that it’s “pretty much landlocked in California and Orlando.”

Finally, the company coming here has operations in Nebraska and Texas.

Amanda Sienkiewicz did her homework and guessed Hertz; it acquired Thrifty-Dollar of Tulsa, Okla., in November.

But what about the other side of the equation? One company, Camden, N.J.-based Campbell Soup, was founded in 1922 and has operations in Paris, Texas, and Edmond, Okla.

It’s certainly among the best-known retail brands in the country, and Camden’s ailing economy and high crime rate don’t make for an ideal home.

But Campbell spokeswoman Carla Burigatto said the company isn’t shopping for a house in Fort Myers.

“No, we are not moving our headquarters,” she said firmly. “I’m not aware of moving any facilities.”

The answer should come sooner than later. The company, if it does make an announcement, is expected to do it in the next two weeks.

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