Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The East Providence submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $1 per sqft per year. That's a 8% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the East Providence region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,600 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1960 and are Class B.