Regions that Are the “Locomotives of Growth”: Their Essence and Criteria

  •  Savelyeva Marina Vladislavovna    


A special role in resolving the issue of social-economic inequality between Russia’s regions is played by theinteraction and economic integration of regions that are the “locomotives of growth” with self-sufficient regionsand dotational ones. In this article, based on the criteria for economic development and contribution to fosteringnational competitiveness, the author marks out regions that are the locomotives of growth and lays out the majordimensions of their impact on the development of other regions: stimulating the development of linked andmutually complementing sectors in neighboring regions, developing infrastructure, amplifying innovationprocesses, and making a multidimensional impact.

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