About the CFDC
Founded in 2009, the mission of the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce is to provide information and education on business creation and growth, specifically designed for the needs of people with disabilities. We are the first and only active Chamber of Commerce for persons with disabilities in the nation.
For disability businesses to be successful and for such businesses that are run by persons with disabilities to be treated by consumers in the same manner as businesses run by persons with no disabilities.
Our role at the Central Florida Disabilities Chamber is to support entrepreneurs through all stages of business development, including networking, identifying potential business concepts, opportunities, assessing feasibility studies, and determining potential funding sources, business educational events, and seminars. The CFDC has been advancing economic opportunities for entrepreneurs with disabilities; including service-disabled veteran-owned firms.
Disability Supplier Diversity Program Referral (DSDP) was developed and launched by the USBLN® in response to corporate members’ wish to expand their supplier diversity programs to include businesses that are 51% or more owned, operated, controlled and managed by individual(s) with disabilities. The CFDC assists with linking disability-owned businesses to information, resources, and contract opportunities with Corporate America, government, and other buying organizations. The Disability Supplier Diversity Program® is the nation’s leading third-party certifier of disability-owned business enterprises (DOBE®s), including companies owned by service-disabled veterans.
Veterans Business Initiative
An exclusive program of its kind linking Veterans to Entrepreneurship and career paths through the existing business community network and all its resources. This is an eight-week program delivered two times per year.