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Monday, February 13, 2023

Voting is Now Open on Nominated Products in 2nd Annual Mississippi Makers’ Challenge

JACKSON – After a two-week nomination period, voting is now open on all submitted products in the 2nd Annual Mississippi Makers’ Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney.

“There are 72 products in this year’s competition, and the variety of nominations shows the craftsmanship, creativity, and ingenuity of our state’s manufacturers,” said MMA President & CEO John McKay. “We are hoping the public will be active in helping us narrow this list down to our top 16 as we work towards finding The Coolest Thing Made in Mississippi.”

The Initial Voting Round concludes at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 24. During this period, voters may cast five votes per day per device at The top 16 vote-getters will advance to the Round of 16.

Here is an updated contest timeline:


February 13 – February 24


February 27 – March 3


March 6 – March 10


March 13-17


Thursday, March 23 - Mississippi State Capitol

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For more than 70 years, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association has represented the interests of Mississippi’s manufacturers at both the state and national levels. As the Voice of Industry, MMA represents manufacturers in the Mississippi Legislature and U.S. Congress. MMA promotes a strong manufacturing environment within Mississippi and is a central source of information and assistance in industrial management. To learn more about MMA and manufacturing in Mississippi, please visit

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, and Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and asset management services; healthcare banking; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee. More information is available at