Demeter is a valuable component of the IMC's military and colonial operations. Its massive refineries and refueling infrastructure allow interstellar vessels to make incursions into the Frontier with relative ease - such ships would arrive with empty tanks for their jump drives otherwise, and the journey would take several years. For these reasons, a carefully planned Militia assault would doubtless have a devastating effect on the IMC's ability to maneuver.
Steve Burg was the first to vis dev this map up. Then I came in to take over the next step as the game dev progression takes place.