The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Johnston County region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate increased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the The Triangle market, the Johnston County region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have come on the market, which means spaces most likley are 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 on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,150 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2003 and are Class B.