On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Worcester region is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Worcester submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 12 listings have come on the market, which means office spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,150 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1986 and are Class A.