July 8, 2014 | Number of The Day
New Jersey Resources moves 164 spots to number 699 on Fortune 1,000

There is at least one New Jersey company that’s growing: New Jersey Resources, the owner of New Jersey Natural gas, jumped 164 spots on the Fortune 1,000, putting it at 699 on the magazine’s list of America’s top corporations.

The Wall Township company, which clocked in at 863 in 2013, is a gas transportation and distribution company, as well clean-energy investor.

NJR ranked eighth in total revenue in the energy industry last year, with $3.2 billion, an increase of 42 percent over the previous year. It employs 900 people with a net profit of 20 percent, according to the company.