Map of Andriamena for Internally, NASDAQ changed significantly during the dot-com boom”the heyday of the new economy. NASD members voted to restructure the organization in 2000. As a result, NASDAQ was spun-off into a shareholder- owned, for-profit company. Leading business observers and pundits viewed the electronic market to be the most important mechanism for pumping money into the economy, in turn leading to countless jobs and new companies being created. For example, the NASDAQ reached the 2,500 milestone in late January, 1999. At the end of the same year, the figure jumped to 4,000. Between 1997 and 2000, nearly 1,700 companies were taken public. Map of Andriamena 2016.