Ellie Diagnostics cut ribbon on flagship laboratory in Louisville creating 100 full-time jobs

August 11, 2022

the City of Louisville, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman welcomed the opening of Ellie Diagnostics LLC’s flagship laboratory as leaders at the full-service veterinary wellness and diagnostic services provider held the grand opening of the company’s national hub, which will create up to 100 full-time jobs for Kentuckians.

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

“Ellie Diagnostics is a quality company creating great jobs for Kentucky residents with this flagship lab in Jefferson County,” Lt. Gov. Coleman said. “Kentucky is home to so many thriving industries, and I am glad to see this company 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 air hub in Louisville, local couriers and other national logistics providers to deliver next-day lab results to veterinary clinics around the country. Jobs being created at Ellie’s new location include licensed veterinary technicians, laboratory technicians and medical transcriptionists.

“The rapid growth in the veterinary industry prompted Ellie Diagnostics to open this gorgeous 33,000-square-foot technologically advanced laboratory,” said Ellie founder and CEO Mark DeCourcy. “We’re excited to expand our operations to the great state of Kentucky and have already employed many local veterinary professionals. We will continue to grow our lab staff over the next few months as we ramp up our specimen processing with a priority on early morning results for our customers.”

Ellie, based in Dallas, Texas, provides high-quality lab services to veterinarians across the United States. Services include comprehensive testing, 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 wellness status of their pets.

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

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed the company to the commonwealth.

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

Ellie’s investment and planned job creation furthers recent economic momentum in the commonwealth, as the state builds back 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 preliminarily approved an incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program.

By meeting its annual targets over the agreement term, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments.

In addition, Ellie can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers. Those include no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job-training incentives.

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

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