The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Statesville submarket is experiencing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $4 per sqft per year. That's a 21% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Statesville region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 500% of the listings in the Statesville are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,700 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.