Hamp Beatty

Economic Development & Small Business Specialist

Specialty Area: Small Business Counseling &Training

Email: h.beatty@msstate.edu


Hamp Beatty provides economic development assistance to local governments, working in conjunction with Mississippi State University Extension Service offices throughout the state. Mr. Beatty also provides business counseling and training to start-up and existing small businesses.

He is a graduate of Mississippi College and served as the mayor of Newton, MS from 1992 – 2005 before coming to MSU. He is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent and has owned and operated a small business since 1985.