What was planned to be the farming town of the region is now the complete opposite.
New Beardon was created to model off of the non-existant but very nice farm town of Beardon. Beardon was a city of 48,000 people, mainly consisted of nice neighborhoods, farms, very little factories, some commercial, the region's best state fair, a nice university, and a great radio station. People left the city for Chrisville and those that came back for Beardon, and some that remained in Beardon, changed the name to Dianna and it became a major city for the region as it was the nieghbor to the largest city in the region, Ciudad.
So New Beardon was created to be a farm town, though it remains the only city in the region with farms, it is now a growing city. The population is 133,000 people surpassing Browntown's population of 123,000.
It is called the connection, because New Beardon is where the region connects. There's an avenue that begins at the border of Dianna and continues through downtown New Beardon and ends in its southern neighbor of Chrisville. The city also connects Dianna, Chrisville with technology hub- Browntown and the quiet community of Jellyville. Population has boomed because its away from the big city yet connects the region together and maintains a pretty decent population itself.
The city claims to have the most hospitals and schools in one city also.