The capital of Borno is a principal trading hub. Monday market in Maiduguri is the largest ultramodern market, others include the Cattle market in Kasuwan Shanu, the Baga Road Market, Tashan Bama Market, the Custom Market beside the Custom office, the Abbaganaram Market, Budum Market, and the Bullumkutu Market. Recently, three new GSM Hub were opened for the high number of youths venturing into business related to mobile phones. There are other important markets in other local government area which have significant impact on the IGR of the state, these include Baga Fish Market in Kukawa, Bama and Biu market.
It’s incredible to know that there are a lot of untapped potentials in regard to business in Borno State. The teeming number of young entrepreneurs coming up with different kinds of ventures is awe-inspiring. Businesses like Fashion design, Photography, Catering, Event planning, eateries, shoe production and the Borno cap production are thriving business commonly seen among youths. There is enormous opportunity here to accumulate wealth for both the locals and people outside the state who want to make a livelihood here.