As a city, we should embrace their hope as our challenge. While Baltimore attracts talent exceptionally well, we have been poor at retaining it. As Mr. King notes, retention is incentivized not only by career opportunities, but also by better schools, dependable infrastructure, low crime rates and so on. Yet the first step in addressing our true problems is not reclaiming talent from Washington. The first step is capitalizing on the substantial assets we already have by retaining, developing and connecting the immense talent we already possess.