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Retro1025: 10 Really ‘Cool’ Things That Are Made in Colorado and Are Nominated to Be ‘Coolest’

It must have been quite a project, narrowing down the list of things made in Colorado to ten that stand out as the ‘Coolest.’

By the end of October, 2022, we’ll definitely know who is making the ‘Coolest’ thing here in Colorado. The list of the ten nominees is an interesting one, as it should be.

I hope the award looks “cool,” for whichever company walks away with this first-ever contest being held by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce. Denver Gazette reports that the nomination period for the contest began in August, with the award luncheon happening on October 20, 2022.

To be nominated to become a finalist, the company didn’t necessarily have to be based in Colorado, but did have to be making products in the state. Of the 10 nominated to be “Coolest,” only one or two were only manufacturing in Colorado; the rest are doing it all in the Centennial State. Denver Gazette states that over $25 billion comes into the state’s economy from all the manufacturing that’s done here.