Local leaders and officials celebrated the grand opening of the new Confluent Health LLC headquarters, a $10 million project that will create 350 full-time jobs in Kentucky.
“We are committed to building an economy that works for every Kentucky resident, and investing in the growing health care sector is one of the many ways we are doing this,” Governor Beshear said. “Confluent Health began operations right here in Kentucky and has been committed to our workforce and communities for years. This investment is just another example of a quality company buying into what the Commonwealth has to offer. I couldn’t be more excited about the ribbon-cutting ceremony today and wish Confluent continued success.
The project is expected to double the previous office space of 18,000 square feet to over 36,000 square feet. Confluent Health will expand its headquarters in response to significantly increased demand resulting from numerous acquisitions and organic growth. Jobs created with the expansion will include marketing, IT, human resources, administrative and executive roles. The project was announced in January this year and work on the new facility began soon after. Confluent currently employs 125 people in Louisville.
“Confluent Health is a Kentucky-born and raised healthcare company investing in innovation for an accessible and equitable future of musculoskeletal care,” said Confluent Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Benz. “We are proud to expand our national footprint while deepening our roots in the bluegrass state.”
Confluent Health operates five divisions, including 45 physical and occupational therapy business partners covering more than 530 outpatient physical therapy sites in 29 states. Confluent Health operates a higher education business focused on post-professional education where it houses a residency and fellowship program and offers academic partnerships in entry-level physical and occupational therapy, as well as PA programs. It also operates an occupational health company with more than 1,500 workplace safety and injury prevention sites in 48 states, a national association of independent vendors, and Confluent Ventures, an innovation center providing digital health services, virtual reality physiotherapy and omnichannel healthcare journeys.
Currently, more than 200 healthcare-related technology, service and manufacturing sites operate in the Commonwealth, employing more than 37,000 Kentucky residents. Since the beginning of the Beshear administration, companies in the sector have announced more than 2,000 new jobs across the state. The industry includes corporate headquarters, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical equipment design and production, medical device manufacturers, and healthcare product distributors.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer congratulated the company and highlighted Louisville’s thriving healthcare environment.
“We are very pleased that Confluent Health is expanding its presence and opening a new national headquarters in Louisville – nearly quadrupling its staff and creating more high-quality operational jobs here,” said Mayor Fischer. “Louisville is a leader in the healthcare and aging industry, and our unique ecosystem enables Louisville-based healthcare companies and startups to accelerate, incubate and showcase technology that delivers solutions for health and aging. Congratulations to the entire Confluent Health team and founder Dr. Larry Benz and thank you for continuing to invest in our community!
Confluent Health’s investment and expected job creation has added to recent economic momentum in the Commonwealth as the state rebuilds stronger from the effects of the pandemic.
In 2021, the Commonwealth broke all economic development records in the books. The announcements of new locations and private sector expansion included a record total planned investment of $11.2 billion and commitments to create a record number of more than 18,000 full-time jobs over the next few years.