Ellie Diagnostics cut the ribbon for Louisville’s flagship lab, creating 100 full-time jobs

the City of Louisville, Governor Andy Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman welcomed the opening of Ellie Diagnostics LLC’s flagship laboratory as leaders of the full-service veterinary diagnostic and wellness provider hosted the grand opening of the National Enterprise Center, which will create up to 100 full-time jobs for Kentucky residents.

“Kentucky continues to attract new businesses with a vision for the future and confidence in our state’s talented workforce,” Governor Beshear said. “Ellie Diagnostics is a company that supports veterinary clinics across the United States and its leaders have recognized the tremendous benefits of locating in our state to grow their business. I look forward to the business growing in Louisville and creating even more jobs for our residents.

“Ellie Diagnostics is a quality company that is creating great jobs for Kentucky residents with this flagship laboratory in Jefferson County,” Lieutenant Governor Coleman said. “Kentucky is home to so many thriving industries, and I’m glad to see this business build on our state’s record economic momentum. I wish Ellie many years of success in the Commonwealth.

The company’s first Kentucky location was announced in February and capitalizes on the state’s logistics strength with proximity to the world’s largest UPS airline hub in Louisville, local couriers and other national logistics providers to deliver lab results the next day at veterinary clinics nationwide. Jobs created at Ellie’s new location include licensed veterinary technicians, lab technicians and medical transcriptionists.

“The rapid growth of the veterinary industry prompted Ellie Diagnostics to open this beautiful, technologically advanced 33,000 square foot laboratory,” said Ellie Founder and CEO Mark DeCourcy. “We are excited to expand our operations to the great state of Kentucky and have already employed many local veterinary professionals. We will continue to increase our lab staff over the coming months as we accelerate our sample processing by prioritizing early morning results for our customers.

Ellie, based in Dallas, TX, provides high quality laboratory services to veterinarians across the United States. Services include comprehensive tests, such as chemistry, hematology, parasitology, coagulation, microbiology, cytology, histopathology, endocrinology and serology. The company also offers an online portal for test results, complementary supplies, personalized customer service and an industry-leading Wellie Report to help pet owners easily understand the state of well-being of their pets. animals.

Ellie’s new national hub builds on Kentucky’s thriving logistics and distribution industry, which includes approximately 600 facilities that employ 90,000 people statewide.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed the company to the Commonwealth.

“We are thrilled that Ellie Diagnostics has chosen to locate its new flagship lab in Louisville, positioning itself to leverage UPS Worldport to receive and process diagnostic test results in the United States and around the world,” said said Mayor Fischer. “I commend Ellie Diagnostics for recognizing Louisville’s unique strength in medical logistics, and thank them for bringing more well-paying jobs to our community and further enhancing our reputation as an international logistics powerhouse. “

Ellie’s investment and expected job creation adds to the Commonwealth’s recent economic momentum as the state rebuilds stronger from the effects of the pandemic.

To encourage investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in December 2021 approved an incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment Program.

By achieving its annual objectives over the term of the agreement, the company may be eligible to retain a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company can claim eligible incentives against its income tax and/or employee contributions.

Additionally, Ellie may receive resources from Kentucky Labor Service Providers. These include free recruitment and placement services, low-cost customized training, and job training incentives.

For more information about Ellie Diagnostics, visit EllieDiagnostics.com.


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