Bori is the traditional headquarters of the Ogoni people. Bori serves as a commercial centre for the Ogoni, Andoni, Opobo Annang and other ethnic nationalities of the Niger Delta Benue Congo. Bori is the host of the Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic Bori.
The Bori Urban Area has many adjoined communities including Bori Town, Bua Kaani, Yeghe, Zaakpon, Wiiyaakara, Betem 3, Kor, Kpong, and Bo-Ue. The Kaani people built and donated the first community secondary school in Nigeria to the Government of the Old Rivers State of Nigeria.
Bori is the second largest city in Rivers state after Port Harcourt and the commercial center of the Rivers southeast senatorial district in Rivers state.
Bori is an Agricultural hop in Rivers state involve in the production of Yams, Gari, corn, cocoyam, palm oil and vegetables. Also available are fishes and meat. The Bori main market is a daily market where these products can be bought in large quantities for local or export market.