The fact remains that their choices were seemingly between downtown office space not really suitable to their needs with higher rent/costs even with incentives/parking, or a foreclosed "class A" building in Nocatee, mostly furnished and a give away. I doubt it had anything to do with which county acted faster or the location of its executives. Advanced Disposal is a waste management company not unlike Waste Management...correct me if I'm wrong, but they aren't a typical downtown firm that needs downtown space and downtown incentives. COJ should quit chasing ghosts.
I'm going to compile a list of all major accounting, banking, architecture, PR/marketing, law firms, etc etc active in the SE and where the nearest office is. You'll find that Atlanta has everyone and a pretty thriving investment banking industry, hence all the trophy office buildings, and then Miami has a number, and then Charlotte has a few, but overall most cities in the south don't have the robust downtown office users that the larger cities have, and Jax is not in a position right now to start attracting them. Nashville is adding hotel, residential and retail right now. Not office space.
Time to focus on other things like retail, small business growth, and residential - easier to force this stuff to happen than to force Paul Hastings to bring 50 partners down from NYC to lease 100,000 SF in a trophy downtown office tower when they have no business being in Jax.