Subject This article discusses the causes of weak economic growth of resource regions and institutional and infrastructural constraints hampering their advancement. Objectives The article aims to test the hypothesis of a resource trap for Russia's commodity regions. Methods The results of survey of the heads of enterprises of the Krasnoyarsk Krai are the basis data for consideration. To organize the data, we used mathematical techniques. Results The study shows that there is an inverse negative relationship between the growth rate and the share of primary industries in the gross regional product of Russia's commodity regions. Conclusions and Relevance The main obstacles hindering economic growth are concentrated in the field of network interaction of the participants of the innovation process. The results of the study can be used to improve the policy of innovative development of commodity regions.
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