The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The East Providence region is seeing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the East Providence region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been posted online, which means leases 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 11,000 sqft, there are still 0 new availabilities below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1955 and are Class B.