The secondary and primary data for this report was collected and analyzed in 2019. The BREWD survey and employer interviews were conducted in September and October 2019. The 41 "Projects" outlined in the Strategic Themes throughout the report were developed and decided upon in late 2019, and in early 2020 during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The short, medium, and long- term economic and work force impacts of the pandemic are still unclear, although they are undoubtedly real. The full impact of the Covid-19 situation on the BREWD data set and economic situation in Southeast Alberta will become evident in the months and years to come. But the exhaustive nature of the BREWD data collection process means that much of the information is still reliable and valid, especially when viewed in the context of the longer project are described in the previous Call to Action section.