The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Gaston County region is seeing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 19% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have come on the market, which means leases most likley are leasing quickly. 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 2,340 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.