On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Alton submarket is going through a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $4 per sqft per year. That's a 27% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 49 listings have been posted online, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,300 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1964 and are Class B.