Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Statesville region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 38% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Statesville region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means spaces most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 50% of the office spaces 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 available, 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 buildings in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.