Bear City residents generally hail from Mars' agricultural regions, Cydonia and the Northern Plains with a few Earth military veterans of various national forces.
Bear City is a roving ore stripper operation, a tight community of independent miners and — ensconced in passageways and domes in its 60 million metric tons of rock — home to some of the loosest cannons in the galaxy.
On the books, Bear City’s 800+ residents are employed in the sectors of licensed stripping, contract tagging, and zero-g distillation. But the bulk of Bear City’s income comes by way of off-the-book salvage and mining (i.e., piracy and jumping) along the Asteroid Highway, a theory supported by thousands of hours of Multicorp interrogation and investigation transcripts.
Physically speaking, Bear City is a collection of hollowed asteroids connected by hab tubes and organized into sub-groups by "caves" and "corridors".
Bear City facilities includes the famous J-El's Bar, a 6-story agrarian shaft, dual 8-port super-friggin'-cool catapults, a control tower and external docking facilities, a hangar bay, habitation caves (yup, even space has its own form of Netflix and chill), an oxyhydrogen reactor, limited ore processing, collector arrays, defense infrastructure, retail corridors, and various “social facilities.” Bears know how to party, and their city offers more than a few hot spots to get your Blue on, produced exclusively onboard in the Bear City Bluery.