The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Elmira submarket is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 23% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 3,710 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this market were built in 1975 and are Class B.