What We Do

We Thrive Together

OZworks Group democratizes access to Opportunity Zone (OZ) capital, stakeholders, and education. Our aim is to ‘level the OZ playing field’ in order to build communities that create jobs and spread access to OZ resources across the country.

This Video Highlights the Accomplishments made by a Community of 350+ Opportunity Zone Leaders and Stakeholders in 2021 and is dedicated to the members of OZworks Group and everyone who has contributed to the growth of this community during the course of our inaugural year.


Our Core Values

As a participant in OZworks Group you can expect to be engaged in the community through defined culture. All of our members, participants, and colleagues “Lead With a Giving Hand” and align with a set of core values that include;

Engagement – We are present and responsive.

Assistance – We give in response to community needs.

Alignment – We seek organic collaborations.

Accountability – We are responsible for our own words and actions.

Abundance – We are focused on unlimited possibilities.

Openness – We embrace growth, change and new ideas.

Meet the Founders

Jimmy Atkinson

Co-founder / CMO

Jimmy is a veteran Internet entrepreneur with a background in economics and Web marketing. He founded OpportunityDb in August 2018 as a resource for democratizing access to Opportunity Zone resources and information. 

He is passionate about impact investing and tax-advantaged investment opportunities. At the crossroads of these two ideals is the opportunity zones program; a place-based tax policy intended to economically transform some of the poorest areas of the United States with new real estate and business development. Jimmy’s drive to elevate the Opportunity Zone industry lead to the co-founding of OZPros.com with Ashley Tison in Summer 2019 and OZworks Group with Ashley Tison and Chris Cooley in Fall 2020.

Ashley Tison

Co-founder / COO

Ashley Tison is an Opportunity Zone Sherpa – a practicing attorney and experienced entrepreneur responsible for the founding and growth of numerous enterprises across a wide array of industries. As a co-founder of OZPros.com and OZworks Group, LLC, he has built a team who concentrates on helping real estate entrepreneurs, developers, and SMB owners, with current or future capital gains taxes, create a strategy to be able to make investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones that create tax free wealth along with a community impact. 

He is passionate about helping ALL business owners, big or small, be able to harness the value of Opportunity Zones. He has become a highly sought-after expert in the OZ space nationally, while bringing perspective as an entrepreneur, investor, and consultant. The OZPros.com team does the heavy lifting (for a very reasonable price) on establishing the legal framework so that you can easily utilize the tax advantages of Opportunity Zone investing. 

Chris Cooley

Co-founder / CEO

Since 2008, Chris has been a top voice, international speaker, and leader in the global coworking and flexible work industries. He has traveled the world to gain first-hand knowledge of many unique workspace models while co-creating multiple, successful, sustainable flexible workspaces. Chris uses his knack for innovation, background in human design and unique collaborative approach to identify market opportunities while creating customized engagement techniques for specific personnel and target demographics. 

He is currently a co-owner and lead connector of OZworks Group, LLC, which is a private online network where OZ-aligned individuals connect with resources specific to their Opportunity Zone strategies.