On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Statesville region is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $5 per sqft per year. That's a 25% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Metrolina market, the Statesville submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been made available, which means office spaces most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 450% of the available leases in the Statesville are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. 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 1,700 sqft. Most buildings in this market are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1985 and are Class B.