Condé to Open Austin Outpost

The publisher embraces the Lone Star State.

Condé Nast is headed south. The company has announced a new “digital innovation center” in Austin, Texas, which will provide space for digital staffers and new product development.

“Austin has become an epicenter of digital talent and creativity, and establishing our presence there will not only enable us to accelerate our growth, but it also will provide us with insight into cutting edge technology and keep us at the forefront of the industry,” said Condé executive vp and chief digital officer Fred Santarpia, in a statement.

The Austin space will open in July 2016 with about 50 employees.