Hi, I’m Jimmy Atkinson. I founded the Opportunity Zones Database at OpportunityDb.com in August 2018 because at the time, there was a surprising dearth of information on OZ investing. I’ve spent the last few years putting together various educational resources, tools, and services for Opportunity Zone investors.
In addition to being founder of OpportunityDb, I am also host of the Opportunity Zones Podcast, founding partner of OZ Pros, and co-founder of OZworks Group.
I’m a long-time Internet entrepreneur, with a background in economics and digital marketing. (I previously founded ETFdb.com.)
These days, I am passionate about impact investing and tax-advantaged investment opportunities. At the crossroads of these two concepts is the Opportunity Zones program, a place-based tax policy intended to economically revitalize some of the poorest areas of the United States with new real estate and business development.
Our Mission and Vision
OpportunityDb provides world-class tools, education, and analysis to help individual investors, family offices, real estate developers, and industry service providers navigate the ins and outs of the Opportunity Zone program — empowering them to help create positive social impact in under-invested areas of our country.
We believe that:
- The Opportunity Zones program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to economically transform some of the poorest areas of the United States.
- We launched OpportunityDb with the objective of helping our audience learn more about risks and opportunities involved in Opportunity Zone investing.
- We excel at investor matchmaking — connecting investors who have capital with Qualified Opportunity Funds that are seeking capital.
Want to get your fund listed in our Opportunity Zone fund database? Would you like to be a guest on an upcoming episode of the Opportunity Zones Podcast? Or do you just have questions about Opportunity Zones?
Let’s chat! Email us at [email protected].