Five bids have been submitted to create green freeports in Scotland.
Ministers want to create two special economic zones north of the border, under a scheme agreed upon by the Scottish and UK governments.
The successful bidders will be able to offer tax incentives and lower tariffs for areas around airports, seaports and rail terminals.
The bids received by Monday’s deadline came from groups representing various regions.
The bidders must set out how they will regenerate their area, create high-quality jobs and support the transition to a net-zero economy.
Ministers from both the Scottish and UK governments will have a say in the assessment and selection process.