Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska contest highlights Nebraska’s manufacturing industry

The 2023 nomination period for the NE Manufacturing Alliances’s Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska contest began August 1, 2023 and ends on August 18, 2023. The contest is powered by the NE Chamber and the Nebraska Public Power District, both members of Bio Nebraska.

Press Release by the NE Chamber

Manufacturers and all Nebraskans are invited to nominate their favorite product to compete in the second annual “Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska” tournament. To qualify, products must be manufactured in Nebraska. Nominations are accepted online at
“This exciting contest is an opportunity to showcase just how broadly manufacturing is at the heart of success in our communities and our families, not to mention the level of pride Nebraskans have in Nebraska-made products,” said Mike Johnson, NE Chamber Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Manufacturing. “Last year’s competition exceeded our expectations with the excitement it created. We can’t wait to see how the public embraces it and who will take the championship title this time!”
The tournament will once again lead Nebraskans into the annual celebration of NE Manufacturing Month this October. Nebraskans are then invited to vote for their favorite Nebraska-made product in a head-to-head, bracket-style competition during September. The champion will be announced October 10 at the NE Chamber’s Manufacturing Summit in La Vista, where the finalists will also be invited to display their products.
The contest, hosted by the NE Manufacturing Alliance and powered by the NE Chamber and Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) – together with your local public power utility, celebrates the state’s thriving manufacturing industry with Nebraska residents, students, educators, community leaders, manufacturers and especially, the vast number of Nebraskans working in manufacturing every day.