The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Johnston County region is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 12% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the The Triangle market, the Johnston County region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 27 listings have come on the market, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 22% of the available space in the Johnston County 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.
Even though the median size is 3,050 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1999 and are Class B.