The Daily Wire, the conservative media outlet founded by Ben Shapiro, Jeremy Boreing, and Caleb Robinson, announced plans to move its headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville.
"We've been asked over and over and over again when we would leave California. The answer: now. See you in Nashville, gang!" Shapiro wrote.
The company is currently headquartered in Sherman Oaks, a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.
Shapiro noted "terrible governance" as a factor driving the decision, while suggesting more widespread dissatisfaction with the political environment among other business leaders.
Like Shapiro, Boreing expressed dissatisfaction with local governance.
“The dream of California and the weather were enough to draw us all here and keep us here, even when it was hard,” he told Deadline. “But it’s hubris to think you can keep making it worse and worse for people and that somehow the idea of temperate winters will be enough to make them stay forever.”
He said Daily Wire executives mulled setting up shop in Texas, but ultimately settled on Nashville because they expect to find a substantial talent pool of "creative talent" for potential new hires.
Boreing said staff have until Oct. 1 to decide whether to move to Nashville, adding that around 80 percent are expected to join the company in relocating.