The development of single-industry cities, whose economy once depended entirely on one or two city-forming enterprises and local research institutes and design bureaus, is extremely relevant. A government commission has adopted integrated investment plans for the modernization of single-industry towns; it has given permission to create «Free Economic Zones» and «territories for advanced development» on their basis, which should influence their economic growth. The current analysis has shown that 1) the main focus of the mono city development strategy is on the development of local industry and small business related to the defense complex or agriculture; 2) local authorities propose projects for the construction of pig farms, milk, meat, oil, fish processing industries, or opening new construction industry enterprises. However, the issue of effective investment of budget funds continues to remain highly debated in economics. The paper features some key indicators of the development of single-industry towns, as well as economic-mathematical models of distribution of investment flows, which make it possible to predict the vectors of their long term development.
monocities, investments, instrumentation, budgetary efficiency, city economy, economymathematical model