Newsletter August #1 2021
New Members
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Krewe Babalu Of Galveston
Marathon Petroleum donates $200,000 to COM Process Technology students

(Texas City, Texas) — College of the Mainland’s Process Technology (PTECH) program has strengthened a burgeoning partnership with Marathon Petroleum through a generous $200,000 scholarship donation from the refining company.
The Marathon Petroleum PTECH Scholarship will support an estimated 110 full-time PTECH students for one year. The scholarship is targeted toward, but not limited to, underrepresented student populations including women and minority PTECH students. Priority will be given to applicants who attended the Texas City Independent School District Industrial Trades Center.
“Marathon Petroleum (MPC) is committed to empowering a diverse array of College of the Mainland students to take advantage of the tremendous employment opportunities within our industry and beyond,” said MPC Galveston Bay Refinery Vice President Kevin Bogard. “Today’s announcement, in addition to our support of Texas City ISD, is a great example of that commitment, and we are grateful for the partnership that exists between MPC and the community we call home.” 
Marathon Petroleum is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company and operates the nation's largest refining system. Located in the heart of Texas City, the company’s Galveston Bay refinery processes a wide variety of crude oils into gasoline, distillates, aromatics, heavy fuel oil, dry gas, fuel-grade coke, refinery-grade propylene, chemical-grade propylene and sulfur.
COM’s PTECH program, which is the first of its kind in the nation to offer an associate degree, provides innovative and dynamic learning opportunities for students through labs, hands-on classes and industry-grade operating equipment. The scholarship will support PTECH students to stay on track as they pursue their degree so that they can graduate on time, enter the workforce, and contribute to the economic sustainability of the surrounding community.
Current COM students can now apply for the scholarship online at
To learn more about the COM PTECH program, visit
August Specials
Help us save the Gazebo on Highway 3.

Donate now to be part of this restoration project! We are actively working to restore this Dickinson icon before it is lost. This project will involve replacing rotten wood, painting, and other repairs to restore this jewel to its former glory. Partner with us and lets save this together.
Market August Update

  • Total visitors 751 for August.
  • Vendors are spaced 10 feet apart for social distancing.
  • We are looking for farm fresh produce vendors.
  • We are also looking for fresh lemonade, juice, and food truck vendors.

Interested vendors may apply at
Dear Texas Economic Development Stakeholders,
The Lone Star State’s economy is roaring back! Texas employers have added back more than 1.1 million jobs since the peak of the pandemic’s impact. We have experienced job growth in 13 of the last 14 months and the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.5%. This success is due primarily to our state's economic framework, which promotes business growth and allows Texas businesses and entrepreneurs the freedom to flourish. Be sure to check out Governor Greg Abbott’s recent press release and video for more on our state's continued economic expansion.
In this month’s newsletter, we’ll update you on our economy, new projects announced, as well as exciting updates on our growing space industry. Be sure to follow us on social media for the latest information on webinars and events, recent news and other economic development information from our office.

Texas Economic Snapshot: June 2021
Unemployment Rate: 6.5% 
Workforce: 14 million 
Leisure & Hospitality: 19,000 jobs added 
Professional & Business Services: 13,200 jobs added 
Education & Health Services: 9,500 jobs added

Coming Soon! We're excited for 2022.

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