Ellie Diagnostics Plans Louisville, Kentucky, National Hub-Research Laboratory
The new location will make use of the world’s largest UPS air hub, local couriers and other national logistics providers to deliver next-day lab results to veterinarian clinics around the country.
“We are thrilled to expand our operations in the great city of Louisville,” said Mark DeCourcy, founder and CEO of Ellie Diagnostics. “Our new advanced laboratory will deliver even faster turnaround times on precision lab results and further improve the diagnostics experience for veterinarians across the U.S.”
To encourage investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority in December 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.
“Companies continue to recognize the many advantages of locating in the commonwealth, including our ideal geographic location, strong logistics and distribution presence, talented workforce and low cost of doing business,” added Governor Andy Beshear. “Congratulations to the Louisville community on landing another great company. I look forward to seeing Ellie Diagnostics grow in our state.”
Ellie Diagnostics is a full-service veterinary wellness and diagnostics laboratory dedicated to transforming animal health by making wellness testing more accessible. The company will capitalize on Kentucky’s strong logistics and distribution presence, which includes approximately 590 facilities that employ nearly 80,000 people statewide, according to state officials.
“We are excited to welcome Ellie Diagnostics to a growing list of medical companies that are taking advantage of Louisville’s unique value proposition as an international logistics hub and center for rapid turnaround lab services and bringing high-wage jobs in this growing field to our city,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Here, they can ship and analyze specimen all from a single location, ensuring vets and pet owners are able to quickly get the information they need to ensure their beloved family member’s health.”
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