WILLIAMSBURG — Media giant Vice is leaving its current digs for more space in South Williamsburg.
The global media company that's had its corporate headquarters in Brooklyn for the past 15 years will be moving to a space at Kent Avenue and South Second Street as part of its video expansion plans, spokesman Jake Goldman said.
The company is currently based out of two buildings at 90 N. 11th St., near Wythe Avenue.
New York State's chief development agency, Empire State Development, offered $6.5 million in tax credits to the company for staying in New York, tied to a promise from the company to create more than 500 new jobs in the next five years, according to a statement.
More than 400 people currently work at Vice's Brooklyn office.
Vice previously considered expanding its broadcast and video programs to its Los Angeles office, the statement said.
The new space will undergo a $20 million renovation to add editing suites, screening rooms and more.
Vice, a global youth media company, was launched in 1994 in Montreal and now has 36 offices across the world.