The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday announced the approval of state funding for two Lancaster County projects.

A $275,000, low-interest state loan to Refreshing Mountain Camp Inc. will help fund a $558,000 upgrade to the retreat on Camp Road in Clay Township.

The project includes renovations to a swimming pool, bathhouses and bunkhouses, and construction of an escape room. The improvements will retain 17 jobs and create two jobs.

A $400,000, low-interest state loan to Brandon R. and Jennifer C. Barry in West Cocalico Township will help fund the construction of two cage-free layer houses costing a combined $1.4 million.

Each new layer house at the Forest Road farm will hold 20,000 birds.

Lancaster-based EDC Finance Corp., a nonprofit that helps businesses access state and federal funds to fuel expansions, helped the borrowers get the PIDA loans.