What’s the Coolest Thing Made in PA? You Decide!

The PA Chamber is excited to launch our “Coolest Thing Made in PA” competition for the second year in a row, but we are going to need your help to make it a success! Last year, we showcased 32 of our state’s best-loved products and pitted them against each other in a bracket-style voting contest on social media.

Three weeks, 30,000 votes, and over one million social media impressions later, Pittsburgh’s own “Almost Famous” Primanti Bros. sandwich was crowned as the inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in PA” champion! This year, the contest is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever: We’re expanding the field to a full slate of 64 contestants and allowing voters to pick their favorites over X and Instagram.

Throughout last year’s competition, we heard from plenty of impassioned Pennsylvanians who made the case for why their favorite item should have been included. And we listened! As we prepare this year’s bracket contestants, we want to hear directly from you!

What do you think deserves the title of the “Coolest Thing Made in PA?” Whether it’s a beloved local favorite or a groundbreaking innovation, if it’s made in the Keystone State, it’s eligible for nomination.

The PA Chamber loves to tout Pennsylvania as the best place to invest, grow a business, and make stuff! That’s what this exciting contest is all about…showcasing how amazing we are! So, join us in celebrating Pennsylvania’s rich manufacturing heritage and showcasing the incredible products that call our state home!

Simply visit our website to nominate your favorite product by February 14th. Let’s make this year’s competition even more exciting than the last! We can’t wait to see what youse and yinz pick.


Founded in 1916, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state's largest broad-based business association, with its membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.