CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A study ranks Wyoming fifth in the nation as one of the best places to do business.

The ranking was done by Pollina Corporate Real Estate

The annual study of job retention and creation measures a state's economic development prowess.

It ranks states based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers' compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.

Mark Willis, of the Wyoming Business Council, says Wyoming's ranking is a testament to its pro-business commitment.