Voting Now Open to Determine Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) opened voting for its popular Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin contest on Monday. Since its inception in 2016, the contest has garnered more than one million votes from Wisconsinites, highlighting the manufacturing industry’s economic output, career opportunities and innovative products.

“We’re excited to see which of these 100+ products will be named the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin,” said WMC’s Vice President of Communications & Marketing Nick Novak. “Not only do these companies make products that are used all over the world – and even in outer space – they provide rewarding careers and support their local communities.”

The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin is in its eighth year. WMC and Johnson Financial Group use the contest to showcase the state’s manufacturers.

Manufacturers, employees and consumers alike are welcome to participate in the voting. Votes can be cast once per day, per device at After the popular vote round ends on Sept. 26, the top 16 products will go on to compete in “Manufacturing Madness,” a bracket-style tournament ultimately culminating with one champion. The 2023 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin will be crowned at WMC’s Business Day in Madison event on Oct. 19.

Visit to see this year’s nominees and vote.


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