MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and Johnson Financial Group launched the 8th annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest last week. Each year, this popular competition highlights Wisconsin’s robust manufacturing industry, which contributes nearly $70 billion in total economic output to the state, and culminates by crowning a product as the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.
Each year, over 100 products from every corner of the state are showcased, drawing attention to the manufacturers that produce them. Wisconsinites have cast over one million votes since the contest’s inception in 2016.
Nominations, submitted by employees, consumers and any other interested parties, are accepted until Sept. 8. Following the nomination period, a popular vote will determine the Top 16 products that will be placed in a bracket-style tournament called Manufacturing Madness. Products will compete against one another in head-to-head match-ups, and the products that receive the highest votes in each match-up will advance to the next round. The general public is encouraged to vote once per day, per device through the rounds of voting. The 2023 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin will be announced at WMC’s Business Day in Madison event on Oct. 19.
Fox 6 Milwaukee: Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest
“Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group are once again partnering to host the annual “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest.” It highlights the work of local manufacturers and Wisconsinites. See how you can get involved.”
“Representatives from the Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce say they could not be more excited, as this is one of their favorite times of the year. The contest was started eight years ago to showcase the diverse career field that manufacturing here in Wisconsin offers. It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, anyone who manufactures anything from food processing, to wood products, to metal fabrication or anything in between is eligible to me nominated.”
Spectrum News: It’s time to find the ‘Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin’
“The eighth annual Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest is now accepting nominations. Products will compete against one another in head-to-head match-ups, and the products that receive the highest votes in each match-up will advance to the next round. Manufacturers, consumers, employees and other Wisconsinites are encouraged to vote once per day, per device, through the rounds of voting.”
Daily Jefferson County Union: Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Hosts Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin
“Companies and consumers alike are able to nominate a state-made product. The nomination period began Aug. 16 and ends Sep. 8. The competition seeks to spotlight the state’s manufacturing industry, which generates almost $70 billion in economic output every year (over 18% of Wisconsin’s gross domestic product.)”
“After the nomination period ending Sept. 8, the top 16 products will be selected through a popular vote and placed into a bracket tournament called Manufacturing Madness. Products that get the most votes in each matchup will move to the next round.”