On average, listings lease in the $20's per square foot per year. The Rice County submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $25 per sqft per year.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 31% of the available space in the Rice County are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 420 sqft. Most buildings in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 2003 and are Class B.